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              Burger Boy

              Burger Boy (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Durant, Alan; Illustrated by Matsuoka, Mei

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              Benny loved burgers. Burgers were the only food that Benny would eat. One day, he turned into a burger, and that is just the start of a madcap chase in which the hapless Benny is pursued across the countryside by a mob of hungry dogs, boys and angry cows. This is a funny tale wit...h a twist.
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              ISBN 9781842705377
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2006
              Publisher Andersen Press Ltd
              Interest Age 0-5 years
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              Clownfish

              Clownfish (Paperback)

              By Durant, Alan; Cover design or artwork by Crawford-White, Helen

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              Clownfish is a moving and stunningly original story of friendship and life after loss, from award-winning and much-loved author Alan Durant.From award-winning author Alan Durant comes a surreal, poignant story about family bonds and loss. Dak's dad has been dead for seven days wh...en suddenly he reappears. He's the same in almost every way, with one startling exception: Dad has turned into a clownfish, and now lives in a tank at their local aquarium. Dak is delighted by the news - he has Dad back, even if he isn't quite as he was before. Deciding to keep Dad's transformation a secret, Dak visits him at the aquarium as often as he can, and ends up spending so much time there that they offer him a job. This is how he comes to meet Violet, the owner's prickly but kindhearted niece; when the aquarium is threatened with closure, the pair must work together to save it. For Dak, the stakes couldn't be higher ... after all, if the aquarium shuts down, what will happen to the fish? In parts wry, moving and undoubtedly strange, this beautifully crafted story will stay with you long after the final page.
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              ISBN 9781406374629
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2018
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Quill Soup

              Quill Soup (Paperback)

              By Durant, Alan

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              Noko the porcupine is very hungry. On arriving at a village, he asks the other animals for some food and shelter. But, despite their full bellies, all the animals say they have nothing to spare. Never mind: he'll just have to make do and cook a pot of soup from the quills off his... back - a soup so tasty even the king likes it. Once the villagers hear of his plan they offer just enough ingredients to make a soup worthy of them all... This African version of Stone Soup celebrates generosity and kindness - and the message that we can all benefit if we share our resources.
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              ISBN 9781910328668
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
              Publisher Tiny Owl Publishing Ltd
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              How to Write Essays and Dissertations: A Guide for English Literature Students
               

              How to Write Essays and Dissertations: A Guide for English Literature Students (Hardback, 2nd New edition)

              By Durant, Alan; Fabb, Nigel

              • RRP: $282.00
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              The first book that literature students should read, this guide reveals the distinct set of skills, conventions and methods of essay and dissertation writing. Taking students through the various stages of writing, from planning to final submission, it offers specific guidelines a...nd a lively, detailed commentary on actual examples of student work at each stage.
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              ISBN 9781138169029
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2015
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Language and Media: A Resource Book for Students
               

              Language and Media: A Resource Book for Students (Paperback)

              By Durant, Alan; Lambrou, Marina

              • RRP: $65.99
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              Covers core areas of English language study. This book provides an introduction to how language interacts with media. It investigates the forms of language found in media discourse; how patterns in such language use contribute to recognisable media genres and styles; and, broader... social themes and consequences that arise from media language.
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              ISBN 9780415475747
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781138644410
              Released NZ 4 Jun 2009
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge English Language Introductions
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              Language and Law: A resource book for students
               

              Language and Law: A resource book for students (Hardback)

              By Durant, Alan; Leung, Janny HC

              • RRP: $282.00
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              Language plays an essential role both in creating law and in governing its implementation. In showing and examining how language plays these highly important social roles, Language and Law addresses a wide range of topics, including: * the different registers and genres which mak...e up legal language and how they develop over time * the varieties of language used in the court room by speakers fulfilling different roles (judge, barrister, defendant, witness, etc.); * how language is deployed and understood in technical ways, in legal drafting and interpretation; * the use of language data as a specialised kind of evidence submitted in court cases; * the challenges presented to our notions of law and regulation by new forms of online communication; * the complex role of translation in bilingual and multilingual jurisdictions This book is essential reading for any student studying modules on language and the law or forensic linguistics.
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              ISBN 9781138025585
              Released NZ 18 Mar 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge English Language Introductions
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              5 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Language and Law: A resource book for students
               

              Language and Law: A resource book for students (Paperback)

              By Durant, Alan; Leung, Janny HC

              • RRP: $82.99
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              Language plays an essential role both in creating law and in governing its implementation. In showing and examining how language plays these highly important social roles, Language and Law addresses a wide range of topics, including: * the different registers and genres which mak...e up legal language and how they develop over time * the varieties of language used in the court room by speakers fulfilling different roles (judge, barrister, defendant, witness, etc.); * how language is deployed and understood in technical ways, in legal drafting and interpretation; * the use of language data as a specialised kind of evidence submitted in court cases; * the challenges presented to our notions of law and regulation by new forms of online communication; * the complex role of translation in bilingual and multilingual jurisdictions This book is essential reading for any student studying modules on language and the law or forensic linguistics.
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              ISBN 9781138025578
              Released NZ 10 Mar 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge English Language Introductions
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              A Short Stay In Purgatory
               

              A Short Stay In Purgatory (Paperback, New edition)

              By Durant, Alan

              • RRP: $9.99
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              These 12 stories of teenage trauma range from heavy drama to surreal comedy. They feature characters such as a secret admirer full of jealousy and desire, and topics such as anxiety about pregnancy, contemplation of life after school, and mixed feelings about an impending first n...ight of passion.
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              ISBN 9780099137818
              Released NZ 15 Jun 1997
              Publisher Penguin Random House Australia
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Series Red Fox young adult books
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              Spider's Big Match: Band 13/Topaz
                

              Spider's Big Match: Band 13/Topaz (Trade Paperback / Paperback, edition, Contains Paperback)

              By Durant, Alan; Illustrated by Hopman, Philip; Prepared for publication by Big Cat, Collins

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              Collins Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 4--9 edited by Cliff Moon. Top children's authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that your children will love to read, banded to help you choose the right book for every child. Practical teaching not...es are included at the back of each book.
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              ISBN 9780007230815
              Publisher Misc Pub
              Interest Age 5-8 years
              Series Collins Big Cat
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              Clownfish
                

              Clownfish (Audio CD / Audio, Simultaneous Release)

              By Durant, Alan; Read by Hampton, Piers; Producer Audio, Chatterbox

              • RRP: $39.99
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              Dak's dad has been dead for seven days when suddenly he reappears. He's the same in almost every way, with one startling exception: Dad has turned into a clownfish, and now lives in a tank at their local aquarium. Dak is delighted by the news - he has Dad back, even if he isn't q...uite as he was before. Deciding to keep Dad's transformation a secret, Dak visits him at the aquarium as often as he can, and ends up spending so much time there that they offer him a job. This is how he comes to meet Violet, the owner's prickly but kindhearted niece; when the aquarium is threatened with closure, the pair must work together to save it. For Dak, the stakes couldn't be higher ... after all, if the aquarium shuts down, what will happen to the fish? From award-winning author Alan Durant comes a surreal, poignant story about family bonds and loss. In parts wry, moving and undoubtedly strange, this beautifully crafted story will stay with you long after the final chapter.
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              ISBN 9781489462626
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              3 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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